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Childhood onset motor neuron diseases or neuronopathies are a clinically heterogeneous group of disorders. A particularly severe subgroup first described in 1894, and subsequently called Brown-Vialetto-Van Laere syndrome, is characterized by progressive pontobulbar palsy, sensorineural hearing loss and respiratory insufficiency. There has been no treatment(More)
Abnormal foot morphology has been suggested to contribute to overuse injuries in athletes. This study investigated the relationship between foot type and injury incidence in a large sample of competitive triathletes not wearing foot orthoses during a 6-month retrospective analysis and a 10-week prospective cohort study. Foot alignment was measured using the(More)
While the pronated foot is implicated as a risk factor for sports injury in some studies, others suggest that a supinated foot posture increases the risk of overuse lower limb injuries. Athletes in a given sports discipline may tend to have a similar foot morphology, which varies from that observed elsewhere. Further, the foot morphology that is beneficial(More)
AIM Motor skill impairment and cognitive dysfunction are commonly reported features of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). We characterized and determined the relationship between motor impairment, gait variables, and cognitive function in children and adolescents with NF1. METHOD Motor function, gait, and neurocognitive abilities were assessed in 46 children(More)
BACKGROUND Tibialis anterior tendon transfer surgery forms a part of Ponseti management for children with congenital talipes equinovarus who, after initial correction, present with residual dynamic supination. Although retrospective studies support good outcomes, prospective longitudinal studies in this population are lacking. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the point prevalence of chronic musculoskeletal ankle disorders in the community. DESIGN Cross-sectional stratified (metropolitan vs regional) random sample. SETTING General community. PARTICIPANTS Population-based computer-aided telephone survey of people (N=2078) aged 18 to 65 years in New South Wales, Australia. Of those(More)
Health-related, quality of life (HRQoL) is an important outcome in clinical trials of patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT). In a cross-sectional survey of 295 Australian adults with CMT, HRQoL was measured using the Short Form-36 (SF-36) and predictors of reduced HRQoL were identified with a CMT-specific health status questionnaire. People with(More)
Patients with a cavus or high-arched foot frequently experience foot pain, which can lead to significant limitation in function. Custom foot orthoses are widely prescribed to treat cavus foot pain. However, no clear guidelines for their construction exist, and there is limited evidence of their efficacy. In a randomized, single-blind, sham-controlled trial,(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical management of patients with painful pes cavus is challenging because the mechanism of foot pain is poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to explore the influence of various pes cavus aetiologies on foot pain and plantar pressure characteristics, and to identify the relationship between foot pain and plantar pressure. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Custom foot orthoses are commonly recommended for the treatment of foot pain. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effectiveness of custom foot orthoses for different types of foot pain. SEARCH STRATEGY We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (The Cochrane Library 2007, Issue 2), MEDLINE (from January 1966), EMBASE(More)